Reproduced from the Online Newsletter
News from World TeamTennis
November 9, 2012
The Delaine Mast Award was established to recognize a male and female League director who contributes to the growth of tennis and WTT, as well as being a leader and role model in his/her local tennis community. The two 2012 recipients went above and beyond in their efforts to grow the game.
“I am honored to recognized Claudette Sealy and David Bell for all they do in their communities to keep people having fun and playing TENNIS! They are truly shining examples of what the Delaine Mast Award for outstanding male and female League Directors is all about. Their countless hours and undying energy and passion for the sport of tennis and their willingness to provide programs for any ages and abilities makes them true ‘pied pipers’ of TENNIS!”
-Delaine Mast, National Director of the WTT Recreational Leagues
Claudette Sealy – Virginia Beach, Va.
Claudette Sealy is currently a USTA League Coordinator who organizes players for various local leagues in Virginia Beach, Va. She is a Board member of the Virginia Beach Tennis Patrons Association and also coordinates WTT Rec League play in her community. In 2009, she was instrumental in bringing junior TeamTennis to her area, and she also coordinates the Banana Open Tennis Tournaments, which have been running for 33 years. The website vbtennislife.com/ was started by Sealy to keep people informed of community tennis news. She plays on several teams in the Adult 4.0 leagues and captains a few of them. Sealy has been a WTT League Director since 2000 and has more than 2300 players from the Virginia Beach area. In 2012, she made her second trip to WTT Rec Nationals with her team, WTT Senior Crew, after finishing as runner-up in the Senior 4.0 Division in 2011.
Claudette Sealy, of Virginia Beach, Va., accepts her award from Delaine Mast at the WTT Rec Nationals in Indian Wells, Calif., accompanied by WTT co-founder Billie Jean King.